Air Pollution in India and Its Impact on the Health of by Kakali Mukhopadhyay

By Kakali Mukhopadhyay

This e-book stories the present research of pollution and its influence of healthiness on assorted source of revenue teams in a single of the constructing international locations, India. The learn estimates the commercial emissions of CO2, SO2 and NOX in India in the course of 1983-84 to 1998-99. to judge the well-being affects of the pollutants on varied source of revenue teams the examine additionally consists of a micro research for a metro urban, Calcutta. The micro research evaluates the level of decay in air caliber, identifies the standards accountable for deterioration, and eventually makes an overview of the affects of deteriorated air caliber like results on human overall healthiness of alternative source of revenue teams. one of many largest initiatives at the moment, the publication concludes, is to take on the iteration of emission via the better source of revenue teams in addition to the advancements of the overall healthiness scene of the economic system. It demands right coverage for the mitigation of the pollution new release from the adventure of alternative international locations.

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4). 3. Air Quality in Major Metro Cities (hourly status) City Concentration (µg/m3 ) (Location) Sulfur dioxide (SO2) Nitrogen dioxide (NO2 ) Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM) National Standard 80 80 100 Chennai Delhi Mumbai 6 7 48 18 83 133 92 303 301 Source: Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi, 2007. 4. , 2004. 5. Ambient CO Trends (1995–2000) in Delhi Location of Measurements Residential area average (Siri Fort) Traffic junction average (ITO) Annual Average CO Concentrations (μg/m3) 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 No data No data 3177 3340 3578 2376 3916 5587 4810 5450 4241 4686 Source: Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi 2007 Similar to Delhi, the industrial sources are responsible for approximately 48% of the air pollution in Calcutta with mobile sources accounting for 50% and domestic sources 2% (WBDOE, 2003).

5 are diesel engine and gasoline emissions, road dust, resuspension, coal and biomass burning (World Bank, 2004). 6. Daily Ambient Air Quality in Calcutta, 24 hours (2006) Station Name SPM RPM 3 3 SO2 NOX 3 µg/m µg/m µg/m µg/m3 Calcutta Average 361 219 24 117 Residential Standard 200 100 80 80 Source: West Bengal Pollution Control Board, Calcutta, 2007. Since 1997 till 2004, there has been a decreasing tendency of TSP and RSPM in Calcutta. 6 shows the daily ambient air quality of Calcutta. NO2 concentrations have exceeded the annual standards for residential areas in 2001 and 2002.

Such studies, however, can only measure the effects of acute exposure to air pollution on premature deaths and/or morbidity. As these studies cannot capture chronic effects of exposure to air pollution, their estimates should be considered as lower bound estimates of reduction of premature deaths due to drop in air pollution level. A large number of studies came out in last few years using the methodology, mostly from developed countries7. Almost all of them found strong positive correlation between level of air pollution and mortality/morbidity rates.

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